The NBA’s West race should be incredibly good this season
Stephen Curry knew roster change was inevitable.
That being said, Curry and the Golden State Warriors aren't changing their expectations.
Revamped and youthful Memphis Grizzlies ready to get to work
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The remaking of the Memphis Grizzlies began the day after last season ended for them in April. That's when a new front office staff began making moves at an almost dizzying...
Summer League winds down, and now, maybe, some NBA rest
They'll hand out T-shirts to the Summer League winners following the championship game between Memphis and Minnesota in Las Vegas on Monday night, and then things will finally slow down a bit in...
Raptors earn 1st NBA title, top injured Warriors in Game 6
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard raised his arms high in triumph and celebrated Canada's first NBA championship.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest from Thursday night's Game 6 of the NBA Finals (all times local):
The Toronto Raptors are NBA champions for the first time.
Warriors beat Raptors 109-104 to even NBA Finals
TORONTO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors relied on a champion's heart to overcome their weary bodies.
Klay Thompson scored 25 points before leaving with a hamstring injury, Stephen Curry had...
TORONTO (AP) — The Latest from Sunday's Game 2 of the NBA Finals (all times local):
Andre Iguodala's 3-pointer with 5.9 seconds left was the clincher, Klay Thompson scored...
Durant out for Game 2 of NBA Finals; Iguodala has MRI on leg
TORONTO (AP) — Golden State star Kevin Durant is going to miss Game 2 of the NBA Finals, and Andre Iguodala's health is of at least mild concern to the two-time defending champion Warriors as...
Analysis: Why the Warriors will win the NBA Finals
TORONTO (AP) — Golden State coach Steve Kerr dropped the hint eight months ago that this season may be the end of the Warriors, at least as the team is currently configured.
NBA Finals Preview Capsule
Capsule preview of the NBA Finals:
West No. 1 GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (57-25, 12-4) vs. East No. 2 TORONTO RAPTORS (58-24, 12-6)
Warriors’ plan for stopping Kawhi is throw everything at him
TORONTO (AP) — Draymond Green believes he's the best defensive player in basketball. Klay Thompson sought inclusion on the NBA's all-defensive team for years. Andre Iguodala, even at 35 years old,...
A break: Warriors get another long break before NBA Finals
And now, they wait.
The Golden State Warriors have gotten used to going to the NBA Finals, and their win in Portland on Monday night clinched their fifth consecutive trip....
Golden State’s Iguodala out for Game 4 with left calf injury
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Andre Iguodala will not play for the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night because of a sore...
Blazers head home for Game 3, down 2-0 to Golden State
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard says Golden State did its job and protected home court. Now it's time for the Trail Blazers to do the same.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Warriors guard Stephen Curry left Tuesday night's game against the Pelicans with what team officials say is a mild sprain of his right foot.
Suns beat Warriors for first time since 2014
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Devin Booker scored 13 straight Phoenix points during a decisive fourth-quarter stretch and finished with 37, and the Suns snapped the NBA's longest active losing streak to...
Curry scores 28, carries Warriors to 120-117 win over 76ers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Stephen Curry has done it all in the NBA, so when he shook off foul trouble to score the decisive points down the stretch to again rally Golden State, the feat was met with not...
Thompson returns from illness to lead Warriors past Lakers
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins provided an emphatic dunk that might have been the timeliest play of the night and ignited the fiery big man's new home crowd. Klay Thompson's steady hand did much of the rest in a strange game when it took Stephen Curry more than 3 1/2 quarters to finally make a basket.
Warriors’ Iguodala fined $25K for heaving ball into stands
NEW YORK (AP) — Andre Iguodala of the Golden State Warriors has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for heaving a ball into the stands at the end of the first half of a game in Portland.
The fine was handed down Monday by league discipline executive Kiki VanDeWeghe.
Durant scores 29 points, Warriors hold off Mavericks 120-116
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant had 29 points with a key 3-pointer with 15 seconds left, and added 12 rebounds and eight assists, as the Golden State Warriors held off a fourth-quarter rally and beat the Dallas Mavericks 120-116 on Saturday night.
Durant and Andre Iguodala made consecutive 3s for the Warriors late in the third for a 94-87 lead entering the final 12 minutes, then the Warriors extended the lead to double digits before the Mavericks made a game of it in the closing minutes.
Warriors splash 19 3s to beat Bucks 105-95 on road
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Klay Thompson sidestepped two defenders to get an open look, hit a 3 from the wing and then coolly walked toward the baseline to guard the next inbounds pass.
The Golden State Warriors taught the Milwaukee Bucks a lesson about hitting 3s and playing D.
Warriors lose security man Walker, athletic trainer Lane
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors security man Ralph Walker, who in recent seasons had primarily worked closely with Stephen Curry, has departed the organization to spend more time with family.
Walker confirmed his exit via text message, saying, "Will miss you all." He had been a fixture on the Golden State sidelines and almost anywhere Curry went, staying close to the two-time MVP at home and on the road. Walker is a former member of the Oakland Police Department.
The Latest: Kevon Looney to re-sign with Warriors
The Latest on NBA free agency (all times EDT):
A person with direct knowledge of the agreement says versatile big man Kevon Looney will re-sign with the Golden State Warriors.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because Looney's deal cannot become official until he signs after the moratorium period is lifted Friday.
Boogie Bomb: Warriors set to add DeMarcus Cousins to lineup
DeMarcus Cousins will be ready to play at some point this season.
And when he is, the two-time defending NBA champions will be waiting.
A rocky season for Warriors, but a perfect ending awaits
CLEVELAND (AP) — By Golden State standards, this season was downright bumpy.
The Warriors won only 58 regular-season games, by far their fewest in this four-year run of excellence. They went 7-10 in their final 17 games of the regular season. Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala all got hurt. They needed to win a Game 7 on the road to reach the NBA Finals, and they could have easily lost two of the first three games of this series.
Warriors clear Andre Iguodala to play in Game 3 of finals
CLEVELAND (AP) — Andre Iguodala, welcome back to the NBA Finals.
The Golden State Warriors cleared Andre Iguodala to play in Game 3 of the title series against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night, following a six-game absence to deal with a bone bruise around his left knee.
Iguodala hadn't played since Game 3 of the Western Conference finals against Houston, and the Warriors went 4-2 in his absence.
Unwritten rules of the game up for debate at NBA Finals
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Time was running out in a game earlier this season that Golden State was going to win by 10 points, and Andre Iguodala decided to take a 3-pointer instead of getting the Warriors charged with a shot-clock violation.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Cleveland forward Kevin Love has completed the NBA's concussion protocols and is in the starting lineup for Game 1 of the NBA Finals against Golden State on Thursday night.
Love was injured early in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals against Boston and was not able to play in Game 7 of that series. He traveled to California with the Cavaliers and was on the floor with them during practice Wednesday at Oracle Arena.
Andre Iguodala out for Golden State in Game 1 of NBA Finals
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State forward Andre Iguodala will miss Game 1 of the NBA Finals as he recovers from a bone bruise in his left knee that cost him the last four games of the Western Conference finals.
Iguodala's absence is a huge blow to the Warriors' defense as it works to stop LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Golden State coach Steve Kerr said several players will be called upon Thursday to handle the load that is James, making his eighth straight finals appearance.
NBA Finals Preview Capsule
Capsule preview for the NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors:
No. 4 CLEVELAND CAVALIERS (50-32, 12-6) vs. No. 2 GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (58-24, 12-5)
Warriors await word on top defender Iguodala as LeBron looms
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson sat on the floor in the middle of his teammates and pointed to his "2018 NBA FINALS" hat during a locker-room photo.
An important face was missing from the moment: Andre Iguodala.
In a postseason defined by uncertainty for the defending champions, Golden State could be without one of its top defenders as the Warriors chase a repeat title — taking on LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in a fourth straight NBA Finals matchup.
Warriors back in NBA Finals again after test from Rockets
HOUSTON (AP) — The Golden State Warriors, so used to making things look easy, overcame one of their toughest tests to return to the NBA Finals.
They climbed out of huge holes in the last two games of the Western Conference finals to beat Houston, but may have to play in the first half the way they have after halftime if they hope to knock off LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers and repeat as champions.
Paul receiving regular treatment to return for Rockets
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Rockets star Chris Paul is receiving treatment "around the clock" on his injured right hamstring and coach Mike D'Antoni hopes it will only be a matter of days before he is healthy enough to play again.
The timeline remained unclear whether Paul might be fine to play a possible Game 7 if the Rockets lost Saturday night's Game 6 and had to return to Houston to face the Golden State Warriors again Monday night. Eric Gordon started in Paul's place Saturday at Oracle Arena.
On Basketball: Injuries taketh away, and injuries giveth
The NBA playoffs never go according to plan. The Golden State Warriors are proof of that.
They have been the league's best team over the last four seasons, without question. But even the great teams need injury luck on their side, as has been evident in each of their playoff runs over that span.
Golden State’s Iguodala to miss Game 5 against Rockets
HOUSTON (AP) — Golden State's Andre Iguodala will miss Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets on Thursday night.
It will be the second straight game Iguodala has missed after he bruised his left knee in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game.
Houston got a 95-92 win in Game 4 on Tuesday to even the series at 2-2 heading in Thursday's game.
Golden State’s Iguodala still struggling with bruised knee
HOUSTON (AP) — Andre Iguodala's bruised left knee improved Wednesday, but he was still listed as questionable for the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets on Thursday night.
Iguodala missed Tuesday night's game after banging his left knee in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game. Kerr says: "He's feeling a little better today. He's out on the floor, not doing a whole lot but making progress."
Warriors’ Andre Iguodala doubtful for Game 4 with sore knee
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Warriors forward Andre Iguodala is listed as doubtful for Game 4 of the Western Conference finals Tuesday night against Houston because of a sore left knee.
There was a chance Iguodala's status could be upgraded later Monday, the team said.
In the NBA playoffs, teams quick to tinker with lineups
The "Death Lineup" breathed new life into the Golden State Warriors.
It was yet another reminder: In the NBA playoffs, where even a brief downward slide can be enough to end a season, even the best teams won't hesitate when they feel a need to shake up their starting lineups.